In the 80-69 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks, Sunday night at Staples Center, Sylvia Fowles scored 22, and Rebekkah Brunson scored 18 to lead the Minnesota Lynx, forcing a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals.
The teams will now on Wednesday travel to Minnesota to compete for the title. Sylvia also had 14 rebounds for the Lynx while Rebekkah had 13. Minnesota forward and Collins Hill grad Maya Moore added 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Minnesota Lynx top Sparks to force decisive Game 5 in WNBA Finals
Guard Odyssey Sims scored 18 points to lead the Sparks in scoring, followed closely by Nneka Ogwumike, who contributed 17 points, eight rebounds, and three assists.
Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx force decisive Game 5 in WNBA Finals
In this first-punch series, both teams have struggled hard to set the step from tipoff. Nneka hit the first basket of the game at the 9:45 mark of the first quarter with a nine-foot jumper for the Sparks.
Minnesota Lynx basketball team player Maya Moore
In first three games, through the start of the first quarter in Game 4, the teams were neck-to-neck but after the Minnesota Lynx pulled ahead, finishing the quarter with a 21-16 lead.